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Know Your Cover Versions Quiz

Some songs just come back again and again. Who did the original song & who has covered it? 20 Questions.

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"Personal Jesus" was Depeche Mode's twenty third UK single. Which of the artists below covered it in 2002?

  • Genesis
  • Johnny Cash
  • Bruce Springsteen


"Hallelujah" was a number one hit for Alexandra Burke and an earlier version appeared on the soundtrack of the film Shrek, but who wrote the original?

  • Jeff Buckley
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Leonard Cohen


"How Soon Is Now?" has been covered by Tatu but who were the original artists?

  • The Smiths
  • Snake River Conspiracy
  • Paradise Lost


"Big Yellow Taxi" is a song written and originally performed by Joni Mitchell in 1970 but can you match the cover artist with the decade?

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  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000


  • B.B. Gabor
  • Amy Grant
  • Bob Dylan
  • Counting Crows


The song, "I'm a believer" was originally recorded by The Monkeys and a version by Smash Mouth appeared as part of the soundtrack to Shrek. Who wrote and later recorded it?

  • Tom Jones
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Neil Diamond


"Motorhead" was written by Lemmy Kilmister and has been recorded by all of the bands listed below. Which one was the first to record it?

  • Motorhead
  • Cockney Rejects
  • Hawkwind


"A New England" was Kirsty MacColl's biggest solo hit. Who originally wrote and recorded it?

  • The Smiths
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Billy Bragg


Marilyn Manson released a cover version of "Sweet Dreams" but who originally recorded it?

  • Tori Amos
  • Eurythmics
  • Jefferson Airplane


Groove Terminator produced a cover of "This Is Not A Love Song" in 2002. Who originally recorded it?

  • Public Image Ltd.
  • Flying Lizards
  • The Damned


Codeseven, D J Sammy and the Ataris have all done covers of which Don Henley hit?

  • Dirty Laundry
  • The Boys of Summer
  • All She Wants to Do Is Dance


Originally recorded by a Belgium punk rocker, there have been many covers of this song including versions by Pingu, Maeder and Leila K. What is the song?

  • Pogo Pogo
  • C'est le Rock'N'Roll
  • Ça plane pour moi


A parody of this song was performed by Weird Al Yankovic, with covers performed by The Flying Pickets, Patti Smith, and 50's singing sensation, Paul Anka. Don't know what the song is? Nevermind!

  • Addicted to Love
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • I Want It That Way


"Firestarter" by the Prodigy has been covered by a number of bands and individuals. Which of the artists below has NOT covered the song?

  • Tangerine Dream
  • Gene Simmons
  • The Zimmers


Originally written by Pete Townsend and performed by The Who, the song was covered by The Blue Man Group for the TV show "America's Got Talent". What is the song?

  • My Generation
  • Won't Get Fooled Again
  • Baba O'Riley


Covered by Placebo in 2003, who originally performed "Running Up That Hill"?

  • Blue Pearl
  • Kate Bush
  • Tori Amos


Which song has American Bluegrass band, Hayseed Dixie, not covered?

  • Holidays In The Sun (Sex Pistols)
  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Leo Sayer)
  • Omen (The Prodigy)


Written as a Motown song by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, this track has been covered by Bruce Springsteen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. What is the song?

  • War
  • Money (That's What I Want)
  • Runaway Child, Running Wild


Another Motown song sung by Barrett Strong was covered by the Beatles, Led Zeplin and the Flying Lizards. What is the song?

  • I Wish It Would Rain
  • Money (That's What I Want)
  • Cloud Nine


The Rolling Stones hit, "Gimme Shelter" has been covered by a number of artists. Can you match the artist to the decade they released their cover?

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  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000


  • The Hellacopters
  • Patti Smith
  • The Sisters Of Mercy
  • Grand Funk Railroad


Slaughter & The Dog's first single on DJM Records was a cover version of "You're Ready Now". Who released it originally?

  • Frankie Valli
  • Beachboys
  • The Mamas & the Papas